New Year’s 2021: The Food Hovering

Naturally with so much food out, everybody has gathered around to graze and enjoy what’s there and available.

In Little Miss’ hands on the right you can also see that we’re slowly getting ready for the next part of the tradition: board game night.


New Year’s 2021: The Food

That’s it. That’s the post. I can’t recall what year I started laying out finger foods for New Year’s, but it’s been a hit every year so that’s what I continue to do.

Cheeses, sausage, shrimp, crackers and chips, pepperoni, and lunch meat, I’m ready to serve the myriad tastes of the large family as we welcome the new year.


Saucy Success

You know we’re clearly wrapping up summer 2021 items in the blogging folder because I can go forth and show off Redflare’s homemade spaghetti sauce from early September.

Those of you familiar with my eating habits will know that I don’t even usually eat spaghetti with sauce. I just prefer it with grated cheddar cheese and some parmesan. Maybe some meatballs. This sauce though. This sauce was amazing. I can’t recall what we actually had with it now, but clearly I’m not usually a sauce-type but absolutely loved this one.


Sweet Eye

Over this summer, on occasion, a random youngling will accompany me on the weekly grocery trip.

On this particular grocery trip it was Newbie, who caught an opportunity to create this art in the spilled sugar on the shelves of Walmart.



Traditionally on nights where I’m playing D&D (either Tuesday or Thursday depending on the campaign historically) I bake pizza. Seems appropriate to the activities planned, after all.

On this particular night we set her up in her high chair to keep me company as I cooked the rest of the pizza… as she moved on to demolish the pieces we gave her.

She mostly sucks off the sauce and scrapes the cheese free of the crust with her few front teeth and eventually tosses the soggy, empty, sad crust to the side in favor of a new piece.

But boy does she have fun devouring them as she goes.